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If you stop running, you fall.

Jonah Pastern is a magician, a liar, a windwalker, a professional thief...and for six months, he was the love of police constable Ben Spenser's life. His betrayal left Ben jailed, ruined, alone, and looking for revenge.

Ben is determined to make Jonah pay. But he can't seem to forget what they once shared, and Jonah refuses to let him. Soon Ben is entangled in Jonah's chaotic existence all over again, and they're running together - from the police, the justiciary, and some dangerous people with a lethal grudge against them.

Threatened on all sides by betrayals, secrets, and the laws of the land, the policeman and the thief must find a way to live and love before the past catches up with them....

©2015 K. J. Charles (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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***4.5 Soaring Stars***Breathtaking Narration!!

<strong>****4.5 Soaring Stars****</strong>

What an incredible addition to the Charm of Magpies,World! Jonah, the air/wind-walker we met in the previous book was a character that I loved to hate and hated to love when I first met him.

Ben was a man full of bitter bile and hurtful resentment towards Jonah. When he two meet up again, it’s explosive! The feels are sooo powerful, but neither man can communicate. Ben can’t trust Jonah; Jonah feels he deserves Ben’s pain.

Slowly, their story comes out. Slowly, trust builds, but I was never really sure of Jonah. Never sure that he would run again. I wasn’t sure that Ben would stick with Jonah, and neither was Jonah.

These boys ran me ragged as they ran across England escaping the reach of the justiciars and the police for Jonah’s past crimes and for Ben’s aide in his escape.

Well, the boys find their ground, so to speak, in a Cornish fishing village. Jonah agrees to play it straight—no more stealing. Watching these two re-acknowledge their love is a thing of glory!

But all is not safe yet for our lovers, no. Cameos by Stephen and Crane livened up the book, but for once, I was rooting for the other side—sorry Stephen! There is a heated debate between Stephen and Ben about crime and punishment that was very engaging and made very good points.

So, our lovers get a hard fought HFN/HEA, and as a reader, it was well worth it. Both of these characters had huge arcs and I loved how much growth they each experienced. Their change rang true and not forced—character growth rather than a major plot lay at the heart of this book.

If you’re and audiobook listener, you’ll love this one with its delightful and crazy Cornish accents! Cornell Collins is masterful with British accents. His narration definitely added much to this story!

Highly recommended!

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Fly me to the moon

This was wonderful.
This was just after the end of the third book
Of the Magpie lord adventures.
Its about Jonah The wind walker and Ben.
What a great sequence to these great books .
Highly Recommend the entire series , exellent narration, superb writing amazing storie

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  • Adam Pritchett
  • 08-23-18

Brilliant spin off!

I am a big fan of the Charm of Magpies series and I was so looking forward to a spin off of the main storyline characters. I so quickly grew to love Jonah and Ben, and the cross over parts with the central characters from the other books were so good. There was less drama and heavy plot lines than some of the other books but I loved it just as much!

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  • Jamtart
  • 07-16-18

Not as good

A litte bit of spoiler in this reveiw. Have highlighted it just in case....
I loved the first 3 books of the magpie world. all 3 of them gripped me from start to finish. So I was excited when I saw that the story continued from a different view point and characters. But for me, this book was weak, dull and just went nowhere. The start was great and thrilling but once they were on the run, it felt like the same story of Ben mopping about and J asking for forgiveness all the time.
MINI SPOILER.....
Nothing excited happened in a thrilling way BUT what i did like was them falling back in love again. The ending felt rushed and too Disney like ending. Please don't get me wrong, I'm happy of the ending but, it just was too sugary happy and nice nice nice.
END OF SPOILER.........
Plus also, I do cringe at the sex parts. Man on man sex isn't like that at all. I get it that it's a fantasy but as a gay man himself, it did make me tut a bit. If only it was that easy. Lol.
As always the reader was spot on. Although 1 thing that I struggled with, Ben and J sounded very alike so at times I struggled to understand who was talking. BUT that didn't take away the story and I can't wait to hear the next book. Just hope it's a bit more gripping.

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  • spencear
  • 06-14-18

out on a limb.

It's a chancey thing to do, swoppimg character's mid set of books, but K. J. Charles fleshes out a fresh direction with skill. A wonderful addition to the Flight of Maggpie' so world.